My insperation for this challenge
Hello there, this is my explanation of my Doodle 4 Google design and what is it meaning. The idea of the design revolves around the thought of new and improved technological advancements in our near future, and what it could provide for us. For the design of the letters I was inspired by as said before the use of today’s technology and the problems that it can solve. As you can see in the design that the upper case G is Changed into a windmill to represent the power source used for this idea. The iconic double o's are instead printed from today’s 3D printers each representing an image/symbol of peace and intelligence. Next the lower case g shows the image of one of those cartoony communication devices you would see in the jetsons or futurama. Now the l was changed into a test-tube to say that in the future we would’ve now created the ultimate cure for humanity. And finally the e is then hidden inside of the iPad with an eye to represent the future of artificial intelligence and how easy they can be obtained in today’s world. The message for this image is that over time this world will get better as age goes by like most things, but this mean we can accomplish in this world. The process for this follows the multiple new inventions of today's world and their purpose and accomplishments as well.
Communicating through a mind-map
Answering each of the 4 questions
While creating the mind-map we were given four questions to answer such as Question 1 asking:What do you think it will be like in our future? My reply towards this follows how seen in the designs and images in the map, that the future will get better on throughout time with new inventions, ideas, and fuels sources for this world. Question 2 asks how we will communicate with others such as family and friends? My answer for this follows the image of the Bluetooth eyepiece and also via devices such as the IPad we may see in the future. Question 3 asks:How will we commute to work and school? The answer for this follows how we use new hybrids of vehicles such as hovering cars or boards with one wheel to glide over anything. For the last question it asks will there be peace and equality in the near future. To answer this I would say no, and I,m not saying this as a bad thing but as a good thing because with new conflict means a new future and new life styles for all.
What inspired me for this unit
Again as my theme for this unit revolved around technology, the thing that inspired me was how over multiple decades we keep moving forward into not the future but what we can dream of. The reason this inspired me for the designs in the mind-map was because of the multiple solutions and ideas that can come from a single screw, thought, action, and etc. Literally just an AI computer made by a 10 year old can cause a conversation focusing on the human life and soul. A 3-d printer can not only create attachables limbs for the disabled, but also whatever we want it to create. Just a simple windmill can power over 20 houses and a hoverboard. With technology it doesn't matter what size or shape it is, it can change the world in major ways no one ever thought of before.
My challenge for this unit
For this unit assignment my challenge and goal was to create 4 out 5 X-Mas ornaments for my family out of clay. The challenge and problem with this was that I must use a certain amount of clay and certain common tools such as just a roller and sculpting blade to add some details and shape the ornaments. In the end I finished this challenge and I know just created 4 X-Mas gifts for my family so this was a Win-Win.
I Developed skills from this assignment
Problems i DEALT with this assignment
Exploring this medium a little bit further
Again after working on these ornaments I gained better knowledge and practice with this medium more than ever. Again i gained better knowledge of how to shape clay with water and carving out specific but easy designs. Later on this blog shall be updated with the ornaments fired up and glazed.
Skills Developed from it
Challenges i engaged and PERSIST through
While creating this there was a few problems that came across was using the exacto knives/blades when sculpting. The problem that occurred was when cutting with the blades they either created stiff marks or cuts taking up space or they made a piece or item to small and or thin. Another problem was with how cut out curved edges in the cup and getting the exact size wanted/needed for creation. Even though these were some common problems that I met I still moved on and tried my best to redesign/change it to fit the given new situation. Another challenge was the overall view of it since using 1 cup and shaping/cutting out add ons means that whatever side may look hollowed or emptied but still I enjoyed working through this unit even if it is not finished.
Exploring this project TECHNIQUES
Fun theory : WHAT is that? Example of it piano staircase
On the Volkswagen website their is a video called "Piano Staircase" and in it the video they turn a regular random staircase into one of those piano's that you step on to play such as the one in random stores or online. The purpose of it was to have people walk up and down the stair more instead of taking the elevator or escalator more. And guess what it worked so well more than 66% of people now take the stairs in that area and who wouldn't. In the video you see that they are confused when walking up and down it to only be greeted by a random tune, then over time people start to film one another creating a their own tunes and even challenging one another as well. The concept of it is that it revolves around "Fun theory" which to me means to change something common/annoying/or boring into something different and or exciting for other's joy as well.
other ideas or design for it
During this unit we as Artists are supposed to think of ways of Solving Everyday, Random, or Personal Problems such as having people spend more time walking up and down stairs and not taking lazy easy shortcuts. Ideas I have personally to add on to help change boring/annoying mundane tasks into something fun or exciting. One such idea could be for changing the way we wash our hands. Changing the handles and faucet on multiple sinks to represent records and speakers to add the excitement of DJing in our bathroom(Give up to DJ Faucet!!!! Air Horns in the background.) Another idea is changing the design of those portable cooler into a portable game of tic tac toe, using the bottle caps of any refreshment as your X's or O's when playing against another to make a trip even more fun
EXPLORE: Embrace the shake
In the ted talk video "Embrace the Shake" the artist Phil Hansen he shares his struggles with nerve damage at a young age and how it affected his passion and skill as a artist. While in the video he shares how he (as stated in the title of the video) embraced the shake meaning he used his own limitations to create and express a new different art style ranging from a nervous shaking hand creating a self portrait to using hamburger grease to paint the mona lisa. In my opinion this video help inspire artists to actually think INSIDE the box and embracing their own limitations to create something weird and different. After watching this video this help me figure out how for this unit for how to focus on my next project and figure out how to create/design it. In the end of this review I would say this video is great for inspiring others and help realize how to embrace limitations and move on and create from it.
What I am doing
During the Wednesday I was given the task of creating/designing artwork on a pumpkin for a contest this class usually do each year with the students. Not gonna lie, I had some fun making my pumpkin into dead meme/joke that only a few can remember. The materials we were given was acrylic paint to give the pumpkin multiple layers of design and practice layering during the process.
My design/idea for the pumpkin joke
As you can see to the left of the screen is the image/joke/meme known as "One Punch Man Okay" used as inspiration for my pumpkin joke design. And to the right is the joke created for my design revolving around the presidential poles and figures whom shall not be named to not enraged/triggered anyone from this post but to explain, in this joke/situation the republican nominee is up in the race by 57% while on the other hand the democratic nominee is leading with only 43%. From these results our main drawn figure(the bald man) replies with saying "Why" to these results and trying to understand how such an event like this is possible.
Outcome and what i have taken from this porject
Developing new skills in this subject
With in this short week we were told about this new unit and from we were supposed to create a work of art that in a way copies/steal elements from another's artwork to which would become a parody of that original work. From this unit we heard of multiple authors/creators/artists/etc that either shared their thoughts/ideas on this matter and how it can be done without it being "Copyrighted" or claimed to be copying another's idea even though in art you MUST be inspired by other's designs and thoughts to create your own in the process.
What I stole from others creations
For this project I decided to copy the style and concept of famous manga that I like personally is known as "JoJo bizarre Adventure" which is famous and well known to this day actually. So from it I was amazed and drawn by it art style so I decided to use it for my piece. Now after figuring out the style to be used for this project I had to come up with an idea of base concept for, and guess what? Since it is almost close to the presidential election why not use and presidential figure such as the current president Barack Obama for this project.
What i created/designed for this unit
Beginning of this project and process
In the beginning stages of this project I was to create a design or sketch for the capsule we would soon make later. In my sketch or draft is steps or certain designs need for the capsule and it design.
Developing aRt making skills
While creating/sculpting my clay capsule I developed a new skill in art making which shall benefit me later on. Such new skills are coiling clay for stack-able layers, using plastic tools to help carve or scratch and slips clay pieces together. From it I learned from that practice is a key factor for what was part of my project such as using coils for my layers. From that it ha helped me review these skills to then help benefit myself later if need to complete a project similar to this.
engage and persist through my project
While sculpting my ceramic capsule I was faced with a couple of setbacks/roadblocks. Such setbacks were the size and shape of it which took more time to create, and how it should be layered. Now because of that it also created another setback which was scraping the original lid/top which coast me extra time in re-sculpting it again and making sure it would fit on. From this I was then able to plan out the steps again to hep finish the design which is now this capsule at the lop left.
Reflecting on this project/creation